torsdag 28 mars 2013

LRDG Ford F30 30cwt from Milicast - opening the box

For the benefit of several readers (ok, one reader, Hi Jocke) here is the first pic of the kit, my next in the LRDG project. It is a Ford F30 30cwt LRDG 4x2 Truck with 3A1 Steel Body from Milicast. At £18.50 it is not cheap, but then again, Milicast does not do cheap, they do good.

Looots of pieces I can tell you. Most of it seems to be loose stowage and weapons though, to be used to customise the truck. Not that many pieces are part of the actual vehicle which makes me hopeful of being able to build this into something nice rather than a very expensive wreckage marker.
I also bought two SAS drivers, looking good so far, we'll see how they look once I have them off the sprue. I'm a bit worried as this is my first real resin build project, but "Who Dares Wins" and all that.

Yes they are crap pics, I'll do better when I have time to sit down properly at my desk and use a fixed camera mount.

onsdag 27 mars 2013

6mm giveaway!

Laffe kindly informed me of the giveway taking place at The Blog With No Name. They are promoting stuff from Leven Miniatures. A quick look at their website told me that they had lots of stuff I'd like to own so I thought I'd better help spread the word both to get me an entry in the competition and to make sure Leven Minatures prosper.

måndag 18 mars 2013

Big Man, Big Bike WIP part 5

Some washing, drybrushing and pigmenting has been added.

In need to fix his shoulder strap and collar. Anything else anyone can suggest?

Next up, mud and more dirt

And in case you have not seen it:

Rich and Nick, the men behind TooFatLardies and IABSM, the game the figures will be used for, have just posted these videos introducing Chain of Command, their new game.

fredag 8 mars 2013

Big Man, Big Bike WIP part 4

A first coat of white for the winter camo was applied last night. I'm thinking I'd better finish all work with white on the bike before I continue work on the rider,white on the uniform will not be easy to cover up in a convincing way.

onsdag 6 mars 2013

Big Man, Big Bike WIP, part 3

A bit more done on the Krad and the soldiers. The driver and the runner are almost ready for washing, the officer still needs some more block painting. I am trying to decide if the Krad should get a wash before I apply the winter camo.
Oh, and should the drivers helmet be camouflaged or plain grey?